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Agenda Subject to change.
Please note all times listed are Central European Time (CET)

Thursday,27 August 2020

  • Conference Topics

    PEPP Online pre-recorded presentations listed below will be made available on August 27.

  • Session 1: Business and Market Outlook
    • Global Economic Outlook: How will recovery Look Like?
      Kenneth Wattret, Chief European Economist, IHS Markit
    • Polyolefins feedstocks Amid the Crude Oil Turmoil
      Matthew Thoelke, Senior Director Olefins & Derivatives; Europe, Middle East & Africa, IHS Markit
    • Global Polyethylene: When will lost demand return?
      Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
    • Global Polypropylene: How durable is the market?
      Joel Morales, Executive Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit
    • European Polyolefins: Emerging from a lockdown?
      Kaushik Mitra , Director EMEA Polyolefins Market Research, IHS Markit
    • Plastics hedging: Even more critical in times of crisis
      James Yong, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Bank
  • Session 2: Driving the sustainability agenda amidst Covid-19
    • Policies shaping the next era of plastics
      Venetia Spencer, Secretary General - Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP)
    • Thriving beyond the crisis: Strategies for growth
      Puneet Madan, COO, Polymer Business, Reliance Industries
      This speech will outline efforts within India to reduce plastics pollution; the outlook for continuing imports of ethane into India from the U.S. amid low crude oil, and the Reliance view on COVID-19 impact on plastics demand and supply in the near term, and longer term, within India.
    • Beyond the Crisis: SABIC's Focus on Delivering Sustainable Innovation Across the Value Chain
      Bob Maughon, Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation; CTO and CSO, SABIC
      This presentation will discuss the following points:
    • Sabic's sustainability journey and priorities
    • Pre- and post-Covid-19 perspectives and priorities on sustainability, and how things have changed
    • Where the most value is delivered by polymers in the midst of the crisis
    • Permanent change, if any, to the industry's and Sabic's sustainability agenda as a result of Covid-19
    • SABIC sustainability innovation successes and what is on the horizon
    • ESG: Assessing a company's social license to operate
      Andreas Posavac, Executive Director, Head of Global ESG, M&A and Governance Advisory, IHS Markit
    • Industry Collaboration on Tackling Plastics Waste
      Justin Wood, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, The Alliance to End Plastic Waste
  • Session 3: Waste Management and Developments in Recycling
    • The development of recycling capability in Europe and impact on demand and supply
      Martin Wiesweg, Executive Director Polymers EMEA, IHS Markit
    • The future of chemical recycling and technology
      Mark Morgan, Vice President, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit
    • Managing waste: Closing the loop with mechanical recycling
      Manica Ulcnik-Krump, head, Recycled Resource, Interseroh
    • Optimizing VOC stripping design and process conditions to drive sustainability
      Jairo Paternina, Senior Consultant, Jenike & Johanson, Inc.
  • Session 4: Polyolefins Technologies Driving Sustainability
    • Overview of technologies driving product and sustainability
      Just Jansz, Founder and Managing Director, Expertise Beyond Borders BV
    • Catalyst developments
      Senior Officer, WR Grace
    • Update on polyolefins technology and catalysts
      Jochem Pater, Director Catalyst Technical Management, Catalyst Business, LyondellBasell
    • Pushing the envelope in polyolefins with innovation in catalyst and process technology
      Senior Officer, Lummus Technology
    • Future of polyolefins catalysts in a circular economy model
      Fabian Siberdt, New Business Development Sales Manager, INEOS Polyolefin Catalyst
      What are tomorrow's requirements for a circular economy model applied to polyolefins catalysts? This presentation discusses approaches to sustainable polyolefins production and latest advances in polyolefins catalysts.
  • Session 5: Markets and applications driving innovation
    • Sustainable solutions for a world in crisis
      Robert Flores, Vice President, Sustainability, Berry Global
      This presentation will outline plastics applications that have been instrumental in meeting urgent health needs amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as innovations that drive sustainability against these headwinds.
    • A buyer's view of the polyolefins market
      Gianluca Valente, Sr. Procurement Director Global Raw Materials, Greif
    • Packaging trends in the move to the circular economy
      Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director, Flexible Packaging Europe

Tuesday,01 September 2020

  • 1:00 PM Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop: Pt.1
    • Part one of the full-day training workshop conducted live virtually
    • Highly interactive format in intimate virtual classroom setting
    • PDFs of workshop curriculum available for download prior to start of session
    • Access to IHS Markit experts throughout live session
  • 4:00 PM Workshop Pt. 1 concludes

Wednesday,02 September 2020

  • 1:00 PM Commercial Impact of Olefins & Polyolefins Technologies Workshop: Pt. 2
  • 4:00 PM Workshop Pt. 2 concludes

Thursday,03 September 2020

  • 2:00 PM Live Dialogues
    • 2:00 PM Live Dialogue 1: Business and Market Outlook for Polyolefins
      Moderator: Lyn Tattum, Vice President, IHS Markit Panelists:
      • Kenneth Wattrett, Chief European Economist, IHS Markit
      • Matthew Thoelke, Senior Director Olefins & Derivatives; Europe, Middle East & Africa, IHS Markit
      • Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit
      • Joel Morales, Executive Director, Polyolefins Americas, IHS Markit
      • Kaushik Mitra, Research & Analysis Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit
      • James Yong, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Bank
    • 3:00 PM Live Dialogue 1 ends
    • 3:30 PM Live Dialogue 2: Driving the sustainability agenda amidst Covid-19
      Moderator: Lyn Tattum, Vice President, IHS Markit Panelists:
      • Venetia Spencer, Secretary General - Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP)
      • Bob Maughon, Executive Vice President, Sustainability, Technology and Innovation; CTO and CSO, SABIC
      • Puneet Madan, COO, Polymer Business, Reliance Industries
      • Andreas Posavac, Global Head of M&A, ESG and Governance Advisory, IHS Markit
      • Justin Wood, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, The Alliance to End Plastic Waste
    • 4:30 PM Live Dialogue 2 ends
    • 5:00 PM Live Dialogue 3: Waste Management and Recycling Technologies
      Moderator: Nick Vafiadis, Vice President, Plastics, IHS Markit Panelists:
      • Martin Wiesweg, Executive Director Polymers EMEA, IHS Markit
      • Mark Morgan, Vice President, Chemicals Consulting, IHS Markit
      • Jairo Paternina, Senior Consultant, Jenike & Johanson, Inc
    • 6:00 PM Live Dialogue 3 ends

Friday,04 September 2020

  • 2:00 PM Live Dialogues
    • 2:00 PM Live Dialogue 4: Polyolefins Technologies Driving Sustainability
      Moderator: Just Jansz, Founder and Managing Director, Expertise Beyond Borders BV Panelists:
      • Jochem Pater, Director Global Catalyst Business, Technology Business, LyondellBasell
      • Fabian Siberdt, New Business Development Sales Manager, INEOS Polyolefin Catalyst
      • Senior Official, WR Grace
      • Senior Official, Lummus Technology
    • 3:00 PM Live Dialogue 4 ends
    • 3:30 PM Live Dialogue 5: Markets and Applications Driving Sustainability
      Moderator: Kaushik Mitra, Research & Analysis Director, Polyolefins, IHS Markit Panelists:
      • Robert Flores, Vice President, Sustainability, Berry Global
      • Gianluca Valente, Sr. Procurement Director Global Raw Materials, Greif
      • Guido Aufdemkamp, Executive Director, Flexible Packaging Europe
    • 4:30 PM Live Dialogue 5 ends